Activist Sr Christine dies

A Catholic nun, teacher and former anti-apartheid activist Sr Christine Obotseng has died.

A Catholic nun, teacher and former anti-apartheid activist Sr Christine Obotseng has died.

Sr Christine died at the St Angela's Convent in Dobsonville, Soweto, on Monday after a short illness.

She was a teacher at the Holy Cross School in Diepkloof, Soweto. Before that she also taught at St Mary's in Munsieville and St Peter's, both on the West Rand, and then at St Angela's.

Sr Christine was, with the likes of Sr Bernard Ncube, detained on several occasions for her work with communities and organisations fighting against apartheid.

A memorial service will be held at St Margaret Catholic Church in Diepkloof at 1pm tomorrow.

She will be buried on Saturday at Sterkfontein cemetery after a service at St Angela's at 6.30am.

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